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[tdf-discuss] Re: A marketing lesson!



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On 21 December 2011 18:22, Harold Fuchs <hwfa.gmanenews@> wrote:
One possibility is that the seller provides [multi-seat] installation
and/or
training for the price it charges for the software. The seller might also
offer some amount of support for the price with, perhaps, more support
for
more money.

There is also some money in adapting and improving Free software for
the needs of particular users (e.g. businesses), if they don't object
to the fact that the modifications they commission are GPLed and help
other users for free. It can still be cheaper (and/or preferable in
other ways) for the user than a proprietary or bespoke system.


I agree with both. But that is selling a service (installation, training,
support, adaptation) which is obviously a valid activity. It is not the same
as charging for the software itself.

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